Abortion rights advocates have been bracing for the ruling for months. Democrats in the state legislature passed a law this year aiming to stop cities and towns from trying to pass any restrictions themselves.
Local News Roundup
KUNC's Samantha Coetzee speaks with Colorado Sun environment writer Michael Booth about rural sheriff candidates' platforms, the cost of electric vehicles compared to gas, and COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5.
KUNC's Samantha Coetzee speaks with Colorado Sun editor Larry Ryckman about renewable energy development on the Eastern Plains, the presence of forever chemicals on Colorado farmland, and frustrations with mail service in Buena Vista.
Colorado Edition: Recovering from the Marshall Fire; how beavers are reshaping rivers and streams; 10 years of DACAOn this episode of Colorado Edition, victims of the Marshall Fire revisit homes lost and tell the story of salvaged objects. Also in this episode: how beavers are helping reshape rivers and streams; how a nonprofit is helping DACA recipients in Colorado.
Colorado’s secretary of state has appointed a supervisor to monitor Tuesday’s primary elections in a third county after some residents received ballots with wrong state House districts and others received ballots that didn’t include a county commissioner’s race.
‘We literally can't plan any farther than right now’: Six months after the Marshall Fire, homeowners face rebuilding challengesSix months have passed since the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County. A few rebuilding permits have been issued but most fire survivors are nowhere near ready to move back in.
Cities and agriculture across the West put intense pressure on groundwater supplies. In some regions, there are few rules governing how and when people can pump. That’s true in rural Southern Arizona. Residents there are seeing their wells dry up as big farms move in.
When the Marshall Fire ripped through Boulder County at the end of last year, many fire victims took almost nothing with them that day but did return to sift through the debris in the months that followed. From The Ashes, a KUNC series produced in collaboration with Eli Imadali and The Boulder Reporting Lab, features the stories of three fire survivors who recovered a small variety of treasures from the rubble.
The Colorado Dream: Career Education, hosted by KUNC's Stephanie Daniel, examines how a small metro Denver school district is playing a greater role in training tomorrow's workforce.
Mountain West News
A new report shows the number of abortions in the U.S. rose significantly in recent years, and increases were seen in many Mountain West states – including some that are poised to ban abortion.
From the early 1800s til 1969 the federal government forced Indigenous children into boarding schools to assimilate them into white culture. Department of the Interior officials and tribal leaders testified in Congress Wednesday about an ongoing investigation into the over 400 federal schools.
As wildfire season picks up, some communities in the Mountain West are trying to reduce fire risks. That includes finding new ways to celebrate America’s independence.
A study released recently by the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado State University shows gelding wild horses didn’t really affect their behavior or have a long-term impact on herd size. But it's another tool worth considering while addressing the overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public lands.
Climate change and outdated dams are shrinking fish populations across the Mountain West and beyond. That includes a species that a Native American tribe in our region used to rely on.
More Coronavirus News
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- CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old
- The FDA authorizes COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers
- COVID cases are upending cycling, and the Tour de France starts in 2 weeks
From our sister station, The Colorado Sound: A comprehensive guide to resources for Marshall Fire survivors, and what you need to know about volunteering and donating.